Tourism

COVID-19 quarantine waiver extended to 8 more GBA cities  (Update)

The Macao government said in a statement today that from 8 am Monday (6 July) Macao residents entering Zhuhai can visit the eight other mainland cities in the GBA.

5 Jul, 2020

Macao airport passengers drop 99.7% in June 

The Macau International Airport's number of passengers fell 99.76% year-on-year to 1,836 in June.

4 Jul, 2020

Italian chef adds twist to Vida Rica menu

Mandarin Oriental has given the menu at its Vida Rica Restaurant an update with a selection of classic Western cuisines with a twist by Chef de Cuisine Marco De Boni.

3 Jul, 2020

Galaxy offers free stay or restaurant experience to ‘affected bookers’

Galaxy Macau said on Sunday that it is offering complimentary accommodation or a restaurant experience for locals who successfully booked a stay at the hotel for MOP 10 on the internet but were told later it was invalid as it was the result of a system error.

29 Jun, 2020

Taiwan allow international travellers to transit through the island

Taiwan allow from Thursday international travellers – including from Hong Kong and Macau – to transit through the island.

26 Jun, 2020

Visitor arrivals drop 99.5% in May

Macao’s number of visitor arrivals declined 99.5% year-on-year to 16,133 last month.

19 Jun, 2020

Local tours get ready

As of Wednesday afternoon, 3,135 residents have registered for the MGTO “Macao Ready Go! Local Tours” programme – a subsidised programme for local residents joining tour groups organised by local travel agencies to travel around the city, which will run from next Monday until September 30

18 Jun, 2020

MGTO launches subsidised Macao tours for locals to help virus-hit travel industry

The Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) announced on Tuesday that a subsidised programme for local residents joining tour groups organised by local travel agencies to travel around the city will run from next Monday until September 30.

17 Jun, 2020

Tours for Macao residents

MGTO has launched a programme for local residents to join tour groups organised by local travel agencies to travel around the city to help the local tourism industry that's been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.

16 Jun, 2020

teamLab creates ‘SuperNature’ experience for Macao audience

The immersive and interactive digital art experience as a result of connecting science, art and nature by Japanese collective teamLab has mesmerised people around the world, and its “SuperNature” installation in Macao is set to give locals a journey of exploration in a labyrinth of colours, light, nature and technology.

15 Jun, 2020

UNESCO internship application extended to June 22

The annual internship application period for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has been extended to June 22.

4 Jun, 2020

Hotel guests drop 90.6% in April

Macao’s 110 hotels and guesthouses recorded 107,000 guests in April, a year-on-year decline of 90.6%.

29 May, 2020

Sands China to invest MOP 17.5 billion in 2020 and 2021

Sands China will maintain its plans for the near future and promises to invest MOP 17.5 billion (US$2.2 billion) between this year and the next.

22 May, 2020

Visitor arrivals drop 99.7% in April

Macau's number of visitor arrivals dropped 99.7% year-on-year to 11,041 last month, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) announced today. 

21 May, 2020

Tourism industry must prepare to welcome visitors again

Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Elsie Ao Ieong U, during a meeting of the Tourism Development Committee (CDT), encouraged local tourism industry operators to prepare for welcoming visitors again in the future.

20 May, 2020

MGTO plans free half-day tours for overnight visitors

The Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO) plans to provide free half-day tours for overnight visitors after COVID-19 visitor entry curbs have been eased.

20 May, 2020

Thai government extended the ban on passenger flights until June 30

The newspaper Bangkok Post said Saturday that the Thai government "has extended its ban on passenger flights for another month to June 30".

17 May, 2020

Macau halts consideration for tourist tax imposition

The Macau government decided to bring an end to its consideration of the possibility of tourist tax imposition, according to a Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) statement today.

7 May, 2020

MGTO cancels Macao International Fireworks Display Contest this year due to pandemic

The 31st Macao International Fireworks Display Contest, originally slated to be held this September and October, has been cancelled due to COVID-19.

6 May, 2020

Hotel guests drop 79.7% in March

Macau's number of guests of hotel and guesthouses dropped 79.7% year-on-year to 240,000 in March.

30 Apr, 2020